Azwell, Washington

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Azwell
—  Unincorporated community  —
Azwell, Washington with Wells Dam in the background
Azwell, Washington with Wells Dam in the background
Location of Azwell in Washington
Coordinates: 47°56′24.29″N 119°52′56.82″W / 47.9400806°N 119.88245°W / 47.9400806; -119.88245Coordinates: 47°56′24.29″N 119°52′56.82″W / 47.9400806°N 119.88245°W / 47.9400806; -119.88245
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyOkanogan
FounderAlfred Z. Wells
Named forAlfred Z. Wells
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
 
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Azwell
—  Unincorporated community  —
Azwell, Washington with Wells Dam in the background
Azwell, Washington with Wells Dam in the background
Location of Azwell in Washington
Coordinates: 47°56′24.29″N 119°52′56.82″W / 47.9400806°N 119.88245°W / 47.9400806; -119.88245Coordinates: 47°56′24.29″N 119°52′56.82″W / 47.9400806°N 119.88245°W / 47.9400806; -119.88245
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyOkanogan
FounderAlfred Z. Wells
Named forAlfred Z. Wells
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)

Azwell is a small unincorporated community in Okanogan County, Washington, United States.

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History

Azwell is named for its founder, Alfred Z. Wells (Alfred Z. Wells). Wells and his nephew Alfred Morris were owners of a hardware store in Wenatchee, and entered the orchard business in the area that would become Azwell. Their partnership was discontinued in 1941, Alfred Wells kept the orchard and Azwell became a company community with several year round residents.

As of 1953, the town comprised about 300 acres of apple and peach orchards, a fruit packing warehouse, and a grocery store with a population of about 20 families living in Azwell year-round.[1]

Geography

Azwell is located at 47°54′32″N 119°53′36″W / 47.90889°N 119.89333°W / 47.90889; -119.89333 (47.94008, -119.88245)[2].

The community is located on the Columbia River, below Wells Dam. Azwell is 6 miles south of Pateros, Washington and 60 miles north of Wenatchee, Washington.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Tiny Azwell Adds Warehouse to Handle Area Fruit Crops". Spokane Chronicle: p. 3. 9 June 1953. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LY4SAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ePYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6905,2659759. Retrieved 13 July 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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